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APHON and its community provide a variety of events to help you keep pace with advancements in pediatric hematology/oncology nursing. You can view APHON events, local chapter events, Pediatric Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Provider courses, industry events, upcoming webinars, or the calendar of all events. The calendar name will indicate which events you are viewing.

If you would like to see your upcoming event listed on this page, submit an industry events calendar request form. If you are an APHON Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Instructor and wish to see your upcoming provider course listed please complete the course posting form

APHON Pediatric Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Provider Courses are designed as a 2-day in-person course taught in a classroom setting. We have advised all instructors to take appropriate precautions and be compliant with the CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. APHON has provided all instructors with guidelines for delivering a virtual Pediatric Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Provider course. Please contact an instructor to learn more.

Webinar: A Dearth of Lifesaving Medications: Scarcity and Shortage in Childhood Cancer
Friday, March 27, 2020, 01:00pm - 02:15pm


Dr. Yoram Unguru, MD MS MA
Core Faculty; Assistant Professor
Berman Institute of Bioethics/Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Webinar Description

Shortages of chemotherapy and supportive care agents (CASCA) are commonplace in childhood cancer.  These medications are part of lifesaving regimens for countless children with cancer.  Many of the drugs in short supply lack viable alternatives.  Among the US population, there exists a general lack of awareness of drug shortages in general and CASCA specifically; this lack of awareness includes health professionals.  Given the pervasive nature of CASCA shortages, clinicians and hospitals must be primed to address shortages both in terms of mitigation and prioritization. Nurses will gain insight and knowledge about CASCA shortages, including approaches for mitigation and allocation allowing them to effectively and compassionately communicate with and educate patients and families about CASCA shortages.

Registration Information

Live webinars are an APHON member-only benefit. APHON members can log into the ACE Center and enroll for this live webinar under their free product catalog. Prior to the live webinar, members can log back into the ACE Center and easily launch the live webinar through the Learning Center Current tab by clicking the link that states, “Click here to access the 3/27/2020 webinar scheduled to begin at 1 pm CST”.

Within 24 hours following the conclusion of the live webinar, participants who completed the entire live webinar will be enrolled in the post-webinar CNE Post Test and Evaluation. This can be easily found by logging into the ACE Center and entering the Learning Center Current tab and clicking the “Launch” button to begin. Members may choose to deduct 1 credit from their free CNE bank to earn 1 CNE contact hour following successful completion of the post-test and evaluation.

This information will be made available at a later date as a self-paced course in the ACE Center for both members who are unable to attend the live webinar and non-members to access. Members may find this course available in their free product catalog and may choose to deduct 1 credit from their free CNE bank to earn contact hours following successful completion of the CNE post-test and evaluation. Non-members may purchase the self-paced course and CNE post-test and evaluation for $29 in the APHON online store and may log into the ACE Center to complete the activity.

CNE Accreditation

Participants will be awarded 1 CNE contact hour upon completion of the entire webinar, post-test, and evaluation. 

The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers' Commission on Accreditation.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationship(s)

All individuals in a position to control the content of this educational activity report no conflict of interest.

Visit ACE Center to Register

Location:  Online



Disclaimer: APHON does not participate in the planning or execution of the provider course or any local chapter activity, and does not endorse any material produced by local chapters.